VISION Issue 42 - Page 2

VISION 41 CONTENTS 03 CIVIC STAR Adelaide Convention Centre Convention centres are rarely un-conventional. Adelaide’s newly expanded Centre, overlooking the River Torrens, is one of the rule-breakers and game-changers. Squeezed onto a tight, problematic site, the design negotiated weighty engineering issues, straddling a busy rail line and underground car-park. The result might have been ponderous in other hands, but this Woods Bagot design creates a lightweight structure and heavyweight contender. Cleverness and functionality intersect throughout – from railway turntables adapted to rotate vast seating drums, to the riverfront facade with its jewel-like veil of Viridian performance glazing. A third piece in the suite of three convention spaces, this latest on the eastern edge of the group, promises to keep Adelaide in demand as a convention capital. CLICK TO VISIT THE ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE